TV Christians to film at Black Pearl skatepark

| 03/05/2009

(CNS): Cayman’s own skate park is to be featured in a new episode of the Christian reality series, the Uprising. Ben Cerullo, president and founder of Steelroots the producer of the programme said the Black Pearl Skatepark was legendary among skaters and the show would not be complete with including its now famous bowls and pipes.


“We certainly couldn’t do a reality TV show about professional skateboarding without visiting Black Pearl,” he said.  “This is a legendary skatepark, one of the most celebrated in the western world!  And it’s a perfect platform for The Uprising.”

The team will be filming on Friday, 22 May and show hosts Christian Hosoi, Brian Sumner and Jay Haizlip who comb skate parks, backyard pools, and other hangouts for the show noted the park’s fame.  “Black Pearl is known across the globe.  It’s not just an attraction for local tourists. It’s truly a pilgrimage destination for die-hard boarders and we had to make the journey for ourselves,” they added. 

 The Uprising showcases skate footage and events, featuring appearances by other pro skaters including Paul Rodriguez, Chad Tim Tim, Ray Barbee, Jereme Rogers, Josh Harmony and more.   In addition to filming at Black Pearl, the crew will join renowned boarder Dennis Martinez to promote an anti-drug message at school assemblies throughout the Cayman Islands. The Uprising is one of many programmes from Steelroots, others include music video show Countdown, talk/interview programme, The Steelroots show” and specials that showcase popular athletes and musical artists.



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